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Cuba (1999)
by Cuba Paris

Cuba information

Year of Launch1999
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 13 votes)

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About Cuba

Cuba is a masculine fragrance by Cuba Paris. The scent was launched in 1999

Cuba fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Cuba

Well, testing Cuba Paris Cuba (with its misleading name quite distant from any form of carribean exoticism) after the really interesting Cuba Black has been overall disappointing. Foetidus goes straightly to the point. The "bubbly" balmy/musky wet-lavender centered opening is quite common and kind of "another Le Male clone" (also 212 Sexy Man, L.Lempicka Au Masculine, Ted Lapidus Black Soul, Farmacia SS Annunziata Takis and many others jump on mind). I detect an initial hesperidic and balmy touch of sparkling green/musky "wetness" while the synthetic (glamour, sambac-like) jasmine comes up in the central stage. A general soapiness leads us towards a drier and more powdery dry down mastered by white dusty woods and rounding tonka. This final part is sharper, bright and vaguely virile/comforting with a more sheer powdery amber/tonka/woods (fresh vetiver too) connection. Appealing to the younger crowds and easy to wear.
12th September, 2014
The opening is unquestionable Bergamot, it overwhelms the Lavender by a mile, but that strong Bergamot note is fleeting, ephemereal and let the Lavender raise his head momentarily to join the floral Jasmin, and again, a very short lived heart to let the woods come in full splendor, first a strong Sandalwood with the Cedar developing more slowly to a glorious woody base with hints of Vetiver, Jasmin and Lavender. Definitely a woods scent with flowery nuances that unfortunately develops too fast and in less of half hour you are well in the drydown. If you like Sandalwood, you will love it.
Sillage and longevity are poor, but it is cheap and good smelling. Had it developed slower and lasted a little bit longer it would have gotten my thumbs up, but due to its poor longevity the best it can do is neutral.
03rd October, 2010
The bergamot and lavender that opens Cuba is similar to a dozen other fragrances with the opening — it has that creamy lavender note that I am not very fond of, but that’s just a personal prejudice of mine and this one is done as well as most. The nature of that particular lavender note is usually very tenacious, and it hangs on into the middle notes where it joins the vetiver and jasmine: Granted, it is much better than the bergamot lavender combination. The base is the best part of the fragrance as far as I’m concerned. It is a good solid wood accord — cedar and sandalwood — which is sweetened with a bit of musk and tonka, I think. This is a well-done fragrance that offers a lot of quality for the price…it’s just not the kind of fragrance that I particularly like.
25th December, 2007 (last edited: 09th April, 2008)

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